How to remove items from the Windows 10 taskbar

Learn how to remove Cortana, search bar, task view, News and interests, and language button from the Windows 10 taskbar with these step-by-step tutorials.

Search bar in Windows 10 taskbar

1. Right-click on the search bar or right-click on an empty space on the taskbar.

2. Move your mouse cursor (pointer) to Search.

3. Click on Hidden or click on Show search icon if you want to have a search icon on the taskbar.

How to remove the search bar from the taskbar in Windows 10

The search bar is now removed from the taskbar.

Remove Cortana

Cortana in Windows 10 taskbar

1. Right-click on the Cortana icon or right-click on an empty space on the taskbar.

2. Click on Show Cortana button.

How to remove Cortana from the taskbar in Windows 10

Cortana is now removed from the taskbar.

Remove Task View

Task View in Windows 10 taskbar

1. Right-click on the Task View icon or right-click on an empty space on the taskbar.

2. Click on Show Task View button.

How to remove Task View from the taskbar in Windows 10

Task View is now removed from the taskbar.

Remove the language button

Language button in Windows 10 taskbar

1. Right-click on the taskbar.

2. Click on Taskbar settings.

Open taskbar settings in Windows 10

3. Under Notifications area, you click on Turn system icons on or off.

Turn system icons on or off setting in Windows 10

4. Click on the toggle button next to Input Indicator to switch it off.

How to remove the language button from the taskbar in Windows 10

The language button is now removed from the taskbar.

Remove News and interests

News and interests in Windows 10 taskbar

1. Right-click on the taskbar.

2. Move your mouse cursor (pointer) to News and interests.

3. Click on Turn off.

How to remove News and interests from the taskbar in Windows 10

News and interests is now removed from the taskbar.